Hailed as one of the most versatile actors of Indian cinema, Kamal Haasan started his political journey in a unique way, on Wednesday.
Early this morning, Kamal visited former President APJ Abdul Kalam’s house in Rameswaram. He interacted with his family members and presented a wrist watch to Kalam’s brother. On the occasion, Kamal said that it was an honor to start his political journey from the birthplace of an honest, inspiring leader and eminent personality like Kalam, who achieved unbelievable heights despite having come from a humble background.
The 63-year-old actor wanted to visit the school where Kalam studied, but the local administration reportedly denied him permission.
Later, Kamal interacted with fishermen community in Rameswaram. Addressing media on the sidelines, Kamal said that he is a follower of Mahatma Gandhi, and that in current politics, he considers AP CM Chandrababu Naidu as his hero. “Last night, Naidu called me on phone and gave me valuable suggestions ahead of my political plunge. I look up to him as a huge inspiration,” Kamal reportedly said.
From Rameswaram, Kamal went to Paramakudi, his birthplace. After spending some time there, he left for Madurai.As of we publish this piece, Kamal Haasan visited Kalam Memorial in Ramanathapuram in Tamil Nadu.
He will reach Madurai by this evening and announce his party name and unfurl the party flag at around 6PM today. Delhi chief minister and AAP supremo Arvind Kejriwal is expected to attend the launch event.